Farmers Market gets “Crabby”!

December 10, 2014 | Categories: Farmers Market | Tags: ,


We are thrilled to announce that our Year Round Farmers Market is adding a live Dungeness Crab vendor to the line-up of vendors.

“Welcoming Clovis Clipper Crab Co. to our Old Town Clovis Farmers Market this Saturday is exciting” says Tom Shasky of Shasky Farms who manages the Market.  “We think offering live crabs is going to be very popular with people in the Central Valley.”  Clovis Clipper will be located next to the grass fed beef vendor, Tasty Cow, so you can get surf and turf for your dinner!

Barry Stillwell, owner of Clovis Clipper Crab and a resident of Clovis, is the owner of Nina Tarrantino, the fishing boat that used to be owned by the Tarrantino family of San Francisco’s Tarrantino’s Restaurant, a fixture at Fisherman’s Wharf.  Barry takes orders for his live crabs and brings them to Clovis Saturday mornings.  He explains to his customers how to cook the live crabs (within 24 hours) and how to clean them.  The sweet crab meat cannot be compared to crabs that are frozen or cooked and kept on ice.

While a small Farmers Market, the vendors have everything a person needs for a healthy diet.  In addition to Clovis Clipper Crab Co. and Tasty Cow, Top o’ the Morn offers glass bottled milk, including flavored milk, Smiling Oranges is back with fresh orange/mandarin juice, oranges, honey and fresh duck and chicken eggs; Trevino Family Farms has seasonal vegetables and fruit and specializes in raisins, they also have turkey and chicken eggs, dried herbs, luffas and lavender sea salt!  Farmer and the Dale is a certified organic grower with seasonal fruit and fresh pomegranate juice.  G. T. Florists and Herbs has a broad assortment of greens, peppers, vegetables, fresh herbs, and hot house tomatoes and flowers.  Ferrer Farms out of Madera grows fruits and vegetables organically; and Shasky Farms has nuts and seasonal fruit.

For people who subscribe to Abundant Harvest, the truck is at the OTC Farmers Market from 10:30 to 11:30 for easy and convenient pick up of your box.  You might also check the Market’s vendors for more items to add to your weekly adventure with food!

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